Interesting event in the historical chronology of our nation.
I am just wondering what our own social historians will write vis-a-vis world social changes and intellectual progress.
Within 90 years after China's dynasties saw their demise under layers and layers of political turmoil and Communist take over China is perhaps going to be the world's strongest economy to the disappointment of many political analysts....Some people are still questioning..how did a communist country manage to do that? Is it just political or just mere economic development?
Japanese Chrysanthemum throne surged forward into the 21 century with grace like the cherry blossoms and has weathered the seasonal changes.It has seen the world's worst physical disaster this year and yet the people are recovering with grace.
The US saw the first non-white President #41 President Obama. Many Americans are re-thinking their own economic situation and trying their best to get back into farming wisely.
And while many people view that the UK government is shaky and dishevelled I strongly feel that the British farmers are getting their hands dirty and looking forward to their summer harvests and a winter rest with their understated humour and social stamina!!
Greece one of the oldest civilizations is nearing an unheard of bankruptcy and requires economic bailouts if need be. Yet many have judged saying that with some handouts the Greeks would be out and enjoying their summer holidays.
Thailand would see a young and beautiful woman as Prime Minister. More than 100 years after Anna met King Mongkut. One can never tell about politics. Many Asian countries already have had women as their leaders - with good results!!
If we review the example set by the Roman prisoners to save Spartacus in the famous human dignity and solidarity act "I am Spartacus"...how many of us would lay down our lives willingly for our brother or sister!! Again it is a personal and yet human choice.
Of course it is easy for any one to make statements.
In the final analysis the decision continues to be in the hands which vote and the goodness of man. It also depends on who can convincingly get the limelight. The general populace must remain intelligent and responsible.
May Good things continue to happen to us.
May God bless Malaysia.